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Grade: 13
1.You must meet the minimum basic education and/or experience requirements for professional engineer positions in the Federal government. Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering where the completed professional engineering curriculum was from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  2. Bachelor's degree in professional engineering where the completed curriculum included differential and integral calculus and courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics; strength of materials; fluid mechanics, hydraulics; thermodynamics; electrical fields and circuits; nature and properties of materials; and any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  3. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration as administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  5. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the specified courses as listed above.
  6. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), PLUS at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  7. I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.


2.GS-13 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower grade level as described in the vacancy announcement under the specialized experience requirements.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5)years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the title, agency and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 3.Do you have experience evaluating technical information and preparing written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Do you have experience using operations research techniques in conceiving, planning, directing, developing, designing, modifying, performing, and using computer models to analyze the transportation sector, preparing projections of future transportation energy consumption trends, and analyzing the effects of alternative government policies?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.Select the choices which describe your experience using computer languages or packages. (MA/MC) Check all that apply.
  1. Fortran
  2. AHVIS or GAMS
  3. C, C+, or C++ including Python
  4. Visual Basic
  5. SAS
  6. Other languages
  7. Other packages (e.g., MATLAB, Microsoft Office, etc.
  8. None of the above


* 6.From the list below, please select all the modeling, forecasting, and/or analysis techniques and methodologies that you use on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Linear Programming
  2. Nonlinear Programming, i.e., quadratic, integer, or dynamic programming
  3. PERT, CPM, or Network Analysis
  4. Monte Carlo Methodologies
  5. Regression Analysis
  6. Time Series Analysis
  7. Queuing Theory
  8. Game Theory
  9. None of the above


* 7.Do you have current (within the last two years) experience using economic techniques to analyze data and/or using mathematical or statistical models to examine state, national, or international data concerning issues in one or more social, physical and biological science field(s)?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 8.Have you designed, developed and used computer models of the transportation sector?
  1. I have not performed projects or assignments requiring me to design, develop, and use computer models of the transportation sector.
  2. I have designed, developed and used computer models of energy markets, but not models related specifically to the transportation sector.
  3. I have designed, developed and used computer models pertaining specifically to the transportation sector.
  4. I have planned, organized or led projects that designed, developed and used computer models pertaining specifically to the transportation sector that included specific technology detail.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. I have planned, organized or led projects that designed, developed and used computer models pertaining specifically to industrial energy markets that included specific technology detail, and in addition, I am considered an organization or office expert in the design, development or application of these kinds of models

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Research and Analysis Products – Performance.
  1. I have not performed projects or assignments pertaining to energy consumption, specific subsectors, or technology in the transportation sector
  2. I have performed projects or assignments pertaining to energy consumption, specific subsectors or technology in the transportation sector.
  3. I have led projects or assignments pertaining to energy consumption, specific subsectors or technology in the transportation sector.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I have planned, organized and led projects or assignments pertaining to energy consumption, specific subsectors or technology in the transportation sector and in addition, I am considered an expert in employing modeling and forecasting systems in the analysis of these market parameters.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Research and Analysis Products – Policy Alternatives for Key Decision Makers.
  1. I have not performed projects or assignments regarding the effects of government policy alternatives on the transportation sector.
  2. I have participated in analyses of the effects of different policy alternatives that were used to provide advice to high-level managers and key decision makers of the positive and negative effects of different policy alternatives on the transportation sector.
  3. I have analyzed the effects of different policy alternatives that were used to provide advice to high-level managers and key decision makers of the positive and negative effects of different policy alternatives on the transportation sector.
  4. I have planned, organized and led projects to effects of different policy alternatives and to advise high level managers and key decision makers of positive and negative effects of different policy alternatives on the transportation sector.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. On a regular, recurring basis, I plan, organize and lead projects to analyze effects of different policy alternatives and to advise high level managers and key decision makers of positive and negative effects of different policy alternatives on the transportation sector.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.Research and Analysis Products – Briefings
  1. I have not prepared materials to be used in briefing high-level officials and key decision makers on the findings and conclusions of studies regarding the effects of alternative government policies on the transportation sector
  2. I have prepared materials to be used in briefing high-level officials and key decision makers on the findings and conclusions of studies regarding the effects of alternative government policies on the transportation sector
  3. I have prepared materials to be used in briefing high-level officials and key decision makers and I have participated with others on the findings and conclusions of studies regarding the effects of alternative government policies on the transportation sector.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. On a regular, recurring basis, I brief high-level officials and key decision makers on the findings and conclusions of studies regarding the effects of alternative government policies on the transportation sector.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.Foster and maintain effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or, project team members or others to complete project assignments.
  1. I have not had to establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or project team members or project team members or others to complete work or projects assignments.
  2. I fostered and maintained effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or project team members or project team members or others to complete work or projects assignments.
  3. I fostered and maintained effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or project team members or project team members or others to complete work or projects assignments for which I, or the Group of which I was a participating member, received special recognition.


* 13.Have you developed analysis techniques, methods or methodologies that were published in a professional publication?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 14.How did you find out about this job?
  1. EIA Website
  2. DOE Website
  3. DOE pr Federal Employee
  4. Electronic Job Boards, such as Monster, Careerbuilder, Craiglist, etc. OR Internet Search Engine, Such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.
  5. USAJOBS.GOV
  6. Newspaper/Magazine
  7. Job Fair
  8. University/College
  9. Professional Association/Society
  10. Professional Conference
  11. Other